UP CM asks officials to find out reasons behind derailment
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed top officials in his goverment to find the reasons behind the derailment of the Mahakaushal Express in Mahoba district early Thursday.
Adityanath has asked Principal Secretary (Home) and the state Director General of Police (DGP) to apprise him of the reasons behind the derailment, a statement released here said.
The chief minister gave the instructions in view of the "recent suspicious incidents" involving rail mishaps in the state, the statement added.
Although the Railways will undertake an inquiry into the causes behind the derailment, Adityanth has asked the state officials to look into the matter at their level, an official release said. Adityanath also directed that treatment should be ensured to the injured and extended a financial aid of Rs 50,000 for the seriously injured and Rs 25,000 with minor injuries. On the directives of the chief minister, Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh rushed to Mahoba and met the victims, the release added.